Home minister versed a chorus with EC

The election of the second phase of union parishad was held in good atmosphere. Police have tried their best to maintain law and order during the poll and so the election was free and fair” home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan claims it when he was speaking to reporters after attending the 75th anniversary programme of Weekly Pratibeshi at Bottomley Homes Girls’ High School in Dhaka this afternoon.
Minister Asaduzzaman did not comment directly on the death toll of yesterday’s violence but said it was fueled by the “competitive” attitude of the candidates contesting at the polls.
Election Commission yesterday claimed that the second phase of voting its achievement, dubbing it free and fair, and added that a “few sporadic incidents” maligned the commission’s success.
Second phase of union parishad elections held yesterday, concluded with the death of a 10-year-old and at least seven others in polls violence held through 639 unions in partisan manner.

source : the daily sun 

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